Vasque brought together the trail-proof construction of its hiking shoes with the lightweight breathability of a running shoe to create the Velocity 2.0 GTX Trail Running Shoe. This rugged runner benefits from the addition of a Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane to make it weather-proof as well.
I love this shoe for when it's cold and wet. The tread has held up well and compliments the conditions it will be used in....wet. After using these for a while I bought the non GTX version for when it was hot and dry and love both shoes. Fit matches up with most of my running shoes. No issues to date and can't wait to wear them out! I test and provide feedback to gore as a MountainTech..
Theses shoes are made really well and fit great right out of the box.
I was looking for a lighter weight trail runner similar to the Salomons I once had. These shoes are not it. The are far stiffer and pretty heavy for a trail runner shoe. They would make a great hiker or everyday shoe, but that wasn't what I was looking for.
I am new to trail running but this shoe is rad! Tons of support on loose and rocky terrain, heel cup is grippy and rendered me blister free even on my first few runs...and I am pretty sure I experience less muscle fatigue overall due to the structure and support it offers. Worth the $ for certain!